Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superhero

Retro Housewife: An Attentive Wife – Day 6

In 1945, how to win and hold a husband by Kiowa Costonie advised: “remember that the average man will go as far as you let him go. A man is only as bad as the woman he is with.”

The attendant housewife is careful where her family’s dollars are spent. That is why she chose Greyhound bus lines for her family travel needs. In 1950, Greyhound bus did homemakers has their biggest clientele.

The average life expectancy in the 1950s was age 65 for men and age 71 for women.

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Tillotson, Kristin. “An Attentive Wife” Retro Housewife: A Salute to the Suburban Superwoman. Portland: Collectors, 2004. 1. Print.

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